Derek Sheils competing on the CD racing R6 Yamaha won a closely fought supersport invitation race at the 2014 Cookstown 100. The reigning Irish road race superbike champion lead throughout but Derek Mcgee also competing on a R6 Yamaha was in determined mood having qualified on pole position.
The two Derek’s battle out front thoroughly entertained the crowds at Cookstown 100, on lap six Derek Mcgee hit the front but at the line Derek Sheils was victorious by 0.266 of a second. A fantastic opening race of the season for him and for CD racing, William Dunlop recorded his first top three finish for Tyco Suzuki by TAS after winning a dice for third place with brother Michael Dunlop who finished in fourth place 0.19 of a second behind William.
Finishing in fifth place was reigning junior Manx Grand Prix winner Michael Sweeney whilst Jamie Hamilton showed good form on Wilson Craig racing CBR 600 Honda. Michael Pearson rode a solid race throughout on the NEI (Northern Escalator Installations) ZX6 Kawasaki to finish seventh.
Leading newcomer in the race was Dan Kneen, Dan competing for Cookstown/Burrows Engineering on a high spec CBR 600 Honda recorded a good eighth place finish, Alan Bonner who is making his Isle of Man TT debut this year finished ninth in front of Seamus Elliott on the D&G Wray racing R6 Yamaha who rounded out the top ten.